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Re: Theos-World Betty Bland's comments on 1980 election

Jun 03, 2009 04:25 PM
by Drpsionic

Yes, I would love to see what she has to say.  My personal  recollections 
from being around Olcott at that time were that the election was  regarded as 
a choice between two candidates that no one wanted to deal with but  that 
anyone was preferable to "crazy old Rukmini."
That is not say that Rukmini did not have her partisans, like the van  
Thiels in Arizona, but around Olcott she was clearly viewed as  unacceptable.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 6/3/2009 3:34:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


I have sent the following message to Betty Bland, President of TSA.
Will  post when I get a response. Please keep  tuned.



June 3, 2009
Betty Bland
Theosophical Society in America
Wheaton,  IL
Dear Mrs. Bland:
In a cyberspace blog that appears  under your name, it is stated:

Although no one is contesting the  outcome of the 2008 presidential
election, the problem remains that the  machinations of the
international elections are unsound. For example, the  international
presidential contest in 1980, when Radha Burnier won over  Rukmini
Devi, was also fraught with differences of opinion. In recent  times,
election procedures for International President have  functioned
smoothly because the candidate was uncontested.
This is the first time, myself and many members world-wide are  hearing
about the âdifferences of opinionâ about the 1980 election. None  of
the ordinary members of TS have seen any comments from either  Rukmini
Devi or her supporters or for that matter from anyone inside TS  or
outside TS. Even inquiries in cyberspace have not been  successful.
Hence 1980 election comment is intriguing. Would you like  to share any
details of the âdifferences of opinionâ you are aware of? It  would be
interesting to know, because no one wants to see any  unsubstantiated
comments or allegations put out which may sully TS election  procedures
which have stood the test of time and may cast a shadow of doubt  on
the legitimacy of the now sitting president.
The subject issue  is in cyberspace and hence when I get your response,
I would be putting it  in cyberspace and hence I am not expecting you
to share any confidential or  private information on the subject.
Your enlightening me and other  brothers and sisters on the above would
be greatly appreciated by  everyone.
Fraternally yours,
M K Ramadoss
There  is no Religion Higher than Truth
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